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Kelvin King will now wait a while longer to partake in his second bout as a professional.
Set to fight Antonio Allen (0-6-1) on Friday night at Charlotte’s CenterStage@Noda as part of a card put on by Christy Martin’s Pink Promotions, King was ready to step between the ropes for the second time as a pro.
But while the Charlotte card took place, it went on without King-Allen.
King’s manager, Gardner Payne, indicated in a text message Monday afternoon that Allen, who hails from Philadelphia, “apparently got cold feet” and left his hotel in the middle of the night.
“Kelvin was extremely disappointed to say the least,” Payne said.
However, King, who still resides in Wilson but trains out of Baltimore, will give it another shot April 26 on Martin’s next card, this time in Durham. He opened his pro career on Nov. 18, 2017 with a second-round knockout of Alan Beeman.
“I was prepared to fight,” King confirmed. “I thought my opponent was prepared to fight at the weigh-in. We were trained and prepared to go.”
King is currently home for a week in Wilson, but will return to Baltimore to begin prepartions in earnest for his next opponent, who has yet to be determined.
“Camp has already started for me, personally,” King said. “On to the next one.”